Store-bought puff pastry stands in for the bread in these muffuletta-inspired appetizer sammies.
Makes: 4 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Bake: 20 mins
- 1 sheet thawed frozen puff pastry (from a 17.3-ounce box)
- 1 jarred roasted red bell pepper coarsely diced (1/2 cup)
- 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 4 scallions, white and green parts thinly sliced separately
- 2 tablespoons EVOO
- 1 fully cooked andouille sausage (3 oz.), sliced 1/4 inch thick
- 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 1 8 ounce bottle clam juice or 1 cup fish stock
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 12 medium shrimp (about 6 oz.), peeled and deveined
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees . Line a baking sheet with parchment. Unfold the puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll out slightly with a rolling pin to smooth out the folds, then cut into 2-by-4-inch rectangles. Place the rectangles on the baking sheet and bake until puffed and golden-brown, 15 to 17 minutes. Transfer the pastries to a rack to cool.
- Meanwhile, using a food processor, pulse the red pepper, yogurt and mayonnaise until smooth. Add half of the scallion greens; pulse to chop. Transfer the sauce to a small bowl.
- In a large skillet, cook the EVOO and sausage over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Add the green pepper and scallion whites and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Pour in the clam juice and marinara and cook until the green pepper is crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the shrimp; stir until firm and pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in the remaining scallion greens.
- Split the pastries and place the bottoms on 4 small plates. Divide the shrimp-sausage mixture among the pastry bottoms. Top with the sauce and pastry tops.